A Letter from the District Attorney

Welcome to the 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office website

The 23rd JDA has the responsibility and authority to investigate and prosecute crimes in the parishes of Ascension, Assumption and St. James. In addition, your District Attorney’s office handles a wide variety of other matters within the district including child support enforcement, juvenile matters, and the civil representation of most of the public entities located in the 23rd Judicial District. Ricky Babin, who was elected twice by the residents of that tri-parish area, is the District Attorney. Joining District Attorney Babin is a team of Assistant District Attorneys, Researchers, Investigators and Administrative and Support staff, all focused on one common goal, – the full and effective prosecutions of criminals in order to keep our tri-parish area the safest it can be.

We invite you to take a look around, where you will find useful information on many services we offer, along with a personnel list so you can reach the right people at the right time.


During the week of March 9 – March 13, 2020, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, parishes of Ascension, Assumption, and St. James.

Ascension Parish: Cleveland Thompson, 39012 Bayou View Ave. Gonzales, LA., age 22, pled guilty to Illegal Possession of Stolen Firearms and was sentenced to 4 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. Richard Culler, 31941…READ MORE

Geismar Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Connection with Storage Unit Burglaries

          On March 9, 2020, Tyler Moore of 12390 Deck Blvd. Geismar, LA., age 27, pled guilty to Simple Burglary (2 counts). Moore was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Phil Maples, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge…READ MORE